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Nothing beats the simple beauty of tall sunflowers. With a little feeding and nurturing, it is easy to grow plants to 4m (12ft) or more! Loved by children and adults alike, the plants are quick growing and in autumn the attractive seed heads are great for providing wild birds with a treat.

  • Flowers up to 4m or more
  • Great for Children
  • Huge 40cm flower heads
  • Quick growing
  • Strong sturdy stem
  • Product Details
  • How to Sow
  • Tips & Advice

Sowing Time

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Outdoors
Indoors

 

 

Flowering Time

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowering

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Plant Height

4m (13ft)

 

Plant Spacing

60cm (24in)

Sowing Indoors

  • Fill a small 6cm (2 1/2 in) pot with seed compost, shake well and level firm with the base of another pot. We recommend using Gro-Sure Seed and Cutting Compost or Westland John Innes Seed Sowing Compost
  • Water well with a fine rose
  • Sow seeds individually into compost, pushing seeds to 1cm (1/2 in) deep
  • For even better germination results, we recommend scattering Gro-Sure Seed Start
  • Place in a propagator at 15-20°C  (60-70°F) or cover pot with cling film and leave in a warm room

 

Growing On

  • When shoots appear, remove cling film
  • Keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from direct sunlight
  • Grow on in a minimum temperature of 10°C (50°F)

 

Hardening Off / Planting Out

  • Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks before planting out when the risk of frost has passed
  • Water well until established

 

Sowing Outdoors

  • Sow seeds in pre-watered soil at a depth of 2cm (1in) in their flowering positions
  • Keep soil moist until seedlings are established
  • Thin out to 60cm (24in) apart

 

Special Note

Do not remove spent sunflower heads. They provide attractive autumn seed heads which are great for providing wild birds with a treat.

 

Growing Tips

Sunflower Seeds are not only for wild birds. Cut and hang the mature sunflower seed head upside down in a warm, well ventilated room. Once dry push the seeds out of the head and store in a dry cloth and eat when required.

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